Feed and Give Project, 1st charity fun filled activity organized by takbo.ph. This time, runners gathered not to race, aim to finish and break each PR. Runners joined together, united for one mission, mission to spare time with the street kids under the care of Child Hope Asia, to feed and to give. It was a rewarding experience to be part of this program especially when Marga assigned me to take in-charge in one of the games, the tower of newspaper. Even I learned something thru this fun activity. Kudos to us all. Sa uulitin...
* Bandit - joins races without paying for the reg fee. Yes, my first bandit. A week without mileage decided me to ask Yan to pace her for Levi's fun run before heading to Feed and Give project which was set the same day. Night before the race I received a text message from Yan that she has an extra race bib that i can borrow, lucky enough that her friend can't join the race. We arrived around 05:30h, surprising us few runners waiting for the event to start. It was attended by around 300++ heads. The gun start was delayed 15mins as scheduled. I pace with Yan up to the finish line, not minding whether I could break my record for 5K or not. Easy route compared to Kenny's Urbanite. After the race, we met Bryan, Doc Eire and Pat and new faces Jenna, Doc Art, Glen, Cris and Shel. Photo opt was then followed in the presence of Doc Marvin and Argo, the official photovendo of the event. Doc Eire bagged 2nd place for 1.5K category.
*fr takbo.ph forum - Running Terms, Jargons and Churvas section
My first official 10K race, my initial PR to record and beat for my succeeding 10K runs. Gun start was set at 20:45h. I arrived on site around 19:50h and went directly to takbo.ph booth. There I met familiar and unfamiliar faces which I only recognized visually based on the avatar they have in the forum. Those I met previously and first time to meet.
It was a humid night. The race was well organized with sufficient water stations every 2.5K and visible marshals. Challenging race route surprised both the newbies and the pros. Upon reaching Km 7, McKinley hill, I had this side stitch which made me to slow down and walk. I slightly recovered in Lawton Ave. I controlled my pace until I reached the finish line. I was so happy and fulfilled finishing the race in 1:05:49hr earlier than my target time. I went back to takbo.ph booth, join the group and celebrate the victory with never ending class picture, salad, lechon and peanut butter. Also, I bought takbo.ph singlet, my 1st official.
We headed to New Orleans Steak in BHS for a dinner and RJ’s birthday party. Everybody went home with the loot bag, certificate and fun stories.
Who’s Tata Roque? No idea, until the day of the race came up. It was an open invitational run in behalf of San Roque, patron saint of Brgy. San Roque, Marikina City. It’s a pre-celebration to their fiesta organized by Marikina Runners. This was my first attempt for a 10K run in preparation for Kenny’s Urbanite. Finishers were given a shirt with pandesal. A bountiful breakfast waited for us afterward. Salamat Prince (Joseph)
KR Guerilla Activation Run, my first time to meet the group. A night run which was posted in tph forum for the video shoot of KR Urbanite. Although I don’t have any idea who’s who, I still went in the meeting place. There I saw Yan who helped me introduce myself to the group. First person I met was Marga then Argo who lend me his takbo.ph singlet (I owe Argo). After the video shoot, the group went to Tokyo-Tokyo for a dinner then followed by a video-oke gala in Music 21 where I felt the warm welcome of the group. The night was filled with beers, music, and laughs.
*simple, outgoing, flexible
*fun and have a sense of humor
*honest and trustworthy
*optimistic, with positive outlook in life
*nice but stupid sometimes
*a good listener, a friend
*a traveler, yearning to discover new things
*beach bummer and sole explorer
*runner, ultrarunner, mountaineer, diver
*religious, a Recollect
*brother to all